The United Methodist Women’s Monthly Meeting is being held on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Since it is also Maundy Thursday, we will have a special program led by Pastor Don Lee. The Tenebrae will be read by members of the UMW, and communion will also be served by Pastor Lee. Rita Templin will provide the music for the hymn singing which is a part of the program. Lunch is being provided by Circle 3.
Staging a Miracle (SAM) finished our Spring program with a wonderful event. Everyone attended the Flying Monkey Production presentation of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the Gerry Theater.
Summer SAM Starts June 13, 2015 at 9:00am
This year’s theme is: Turn a Frown Upside Down: The Art of Silver Linings.
Applications are available at the church for SAM’s programs. It is free to all children and families. SAM offers a program of singing, dancing, acting, photography, art, set design, guitar,ukulele and drumming.
When we put out the request two weeks ago for a gently used laptop, one of our congregants offered to purchase a new, completely up-to-date computer! This kind of generosity is a hallmark of our congregation. We are grateful for the way God works in our lives! Hallelujah!
Our visiting pastor, Rev. Dr. Duncan Ibuuri, is in need of housing. Duncan is serving as a chaplain at the UC Davis medical Center and has been staying with FUMC congregants during his stay in the United States. Many thanks to Glenn and Gwen Tilton, Jill Dawdy, Deana Paulo, Tanis Toland, and Carl Thomas for generously opening their homes to Duncan.
For more information please contact:
Pastor Don at 916-396-0528 or Jill Dawdy at 916-743-9516.
First United Methodist Church, Sacramento (FUMC) is a vibrant knowing, loving, serving congregation which strives to carry out its purpose to be the hands and heart of Jesus Christ in the world! We do this in many ways, including:
This Ash Wednesday, February 18 from 11am to 2pm, Pastor Don will be at the intersection of 21st & J (outside FUMC) and will be placing ashes on foreheads and offering prayers for the start of Lent (40 days of reflection and repentance that commemorates Jesus’ 40 days in the desert).
Knowing is about nurturing our minds as well as our souls. It’s about gathering for community and for inspiration, and it’s about becoming equipped to live as people of faith in the context of our daily lives. At FUMC, special classes occur throughout the year. Learn more here.
February 9, 2015Richard Pervorse, Safe Ground Coordinator
It was such a blessing to be able to participate in the Safe Ground Winter Shelter program again on Friday night, December 26 and January 30. We were able to provide a hot meal and overnight shelter in a safe and warm environment in the Terrace Room.
We served about 25 men & 35 women. The women slept in the Library, the men in the Terrace Room on mats and sleeping bags provided by Safe Ground from their office at Loaves & Fishes. Dinner was prepared by Dick Johnson, Walt Edwards and Richard Pervorse. Richard and Dave Coburn stayed overnight.
You are invited to join the adult Sunday school during the Lenten season. We will be exploring the parts of the Bible that speak to Jesus journey to Jerusalem and his experience once there. Subjects include discipleship, salvation, and resurrection.
Adult Sunday School will meet beginning February 22nd through March 22nd at 9:00 am in the Church Library. There are no special materials to bring and no “homework.”
This is a book study by the author, Marcus J. Borg, who recently passed away. In his final book, he reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions and why they matter. Subjects such as salvation, the Bible, Jesus, and the reality of God will engage our conversations and help us to develop our own convictions.
We will meet on Friday mornings for six weeks: Beginning February 20th, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Last class session will be March 27th.